Turkey Trot High Five

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I started out my day with a five mile race in 28 degrees. Could’ve been worse. My throat is all scratchy now. I guess I could’ve used a tad more training in colder weather. My lungs felt uncomfortable but my legs strong.

I ditched my gloves by mile 2, which is how long it took to free myself from the dense pack of runners. I should’ve started a little closer to the front, but no biggie as this wasn’t a goal race for me. Something like 6,000 racers signed up. I’m not sure if what the official number is. It was really hard getting around people at the beginning. There weren’t corrals. I knew there were a lot of super fast runners, so I positioned myself back further than normal, but I think I went too far. I’ve never passed so many people. I had to run on grass (sorry homeowners!) and skirt some icy patches. It was pretty flat with some rolling hills. I felt good on the hills. Passed a lot of people on them.

At any rate, I was thrilled with my run. It was just fun. I felt awesome and unstressed. My unofficial time is 42:50, with the following splits:

9:12, 8:57, 8:08, 8:11, 8:10, 7:17 (.03 – I did better than usual on the tangents this race despite all the weaving)

Just after mile marker 4, I got to high five a guy dressed as a turkey.

I just plain had a fun race.

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My hair looks awesome post race

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The view this morning from my MIL’s

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16 thoughts on “Turkey Trot High Five

    • I was thinking about you… do you have a thanksgiving-like holiday in England? Also, I’ve never figured out what Boxing Day or St Crispins day were all about. I guess I could google…

      • No thanksgiving. We have big holiday over Christmas and New Year many have whole week off and we have big family turkey on Christmas Day. Boxing Day I was told was day servants had off to visit families and exchange boxes. Not sure that really is true.

  1. Doug Hart says:

    You’re looking a little Anne Bancroft-ish in the pic. That’s a new side to you. That’s a compliment.BTW She was a hottie. Did you darken your hair?

  2. jsrelease@gmail.com says:

    I am so glad you had a FUN race.

    If my MIL’s looked a bit more like your’s, I might be willing to visit more often….maybe. 🙂

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